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Camping Setups...

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by DWStovall, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. Aug 8, 2009 at 9:50 AM
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    DWStovall

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    Greetings all,

    Bought a new 09 Tacoma double-cab short-bed, and I am interested in some sort of tent system mounted to a rack above the cab/bed. It needs to sleep 4 people, so either a large tent or two 2-person tents side by side or end to end.

    I've seen a lot of solutions on the web, does anyone have info in best, cheapest, home-made, DIY, etc? I'm not looking for fancy, just a tent or shelter to keep out the wind and rain - but I want it lightweight so I can go to back woods without having to carry a heavy camper.

    Thanks...
     
  2. Aug 15, 2009 at 7:00 PM
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    Amos

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    how would you be able to sleep 4 people? I was thinking of making some sort of "lean to" type roof for my bed so I could sleep in the back. Just got to figure out how to get 4 poles to stand up in the corners.
     
  3. Aug 15, 2009 at 7:34 PM
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    SamSter0077

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    OME 886 Coils, and Struts, Rear Toytec TSB AAL/ OME shock absorbers, Fog Lamp anytime mod, Voyager Brake Controller.
    Buy a POP-UP, you can get them with off-road wheels and enough clearance to go places with them. Fridge, Bathroom, NICE BEEDS, AC if you want it.. furnace.. lots of extra features.

    Check out http://www.colemantrailers.com/ or your local Craigslist for a used Coleman.. they are built well.
     
  4. Aug 15, 2009 at 8:03 PM
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    Amos

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    looks like the camper you got is a little tongue heavy there Sam! Have you had the TSB leaf added?
     
  5. Aug 15, 2009 at 8:08 PM
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    SamSter0077

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    OME 886 Coils, and Struts, Rear Toytec TSB AAL/ OME shock absorbers, Fog Lamp anytime mod, Voyager Brake Controller.

    I had an 07 in red first, and got the TSB.. perfect. I just bought an 09 and haven't gotten it done yet, i took it in last week and they told me Toyota would have to aprove it..so.. i am waiting. only 1500 miles on the new truck.. Lift will follow after that for sure.

    I traded the 07 because I got hooked on TW and wanted 4x4.. :D
     
  6. Aug 16, 2009 at 12:39 PM
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    DblD

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    Check out some of the rigs over on the Expedition Portal forum. Some sweet rigs for long distance travel and camping. Although it’s very hard to define camping as "roughing it" with some of these set ups.

    dd

    http://www.expeditionportal.com/forum/index.php
     
  7. Aug 17, 2009 at 12:40 PM
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    WilkieJC

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    Here's the way I went:

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Aug 31, 2010 at 9:25 PM
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    telliott

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    yeah i have a camping lab and i use 50+ days a year and its been great. i think they have a 4 man. my 2.5 man weighs about 90lbs, and its mounted on a front runner bed rack from www.equipt1.com. you can have one fabbed cheaper they are kinda pricey.
     
  9. Aug 31, 2010 at 9:34 PM
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    6spdtaco

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    shabam!

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  10. Aug 31, 2010 at 11:27 PM
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    MrGrimm

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    Well for right now I am a ground tent guy but soon (not soon enough) I will be a roof top tent adventure trailer guy!

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Aug 31, 2010 at 11:37 PM
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    This is exactly what I want to do.

     
  12. Sep 1, 2010 at 3:17 AM
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    A seperate tent (on the ground or on a trailer) would allow you to drive places without taking down and stowing the tent, during the day. We set up our camp and go for 'four wheeling' drives.
     
  13. Sep 3, 2010 at 6:08 PM
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    mgrande

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    I've drooled over those before, then I saw the price and was shocked
     
  14. Sep 3, 2010 at 8:23 PM
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    Dirt Logic 2.5" Coilovers, Camburg UCA's, Icon 3 Leaf add-a-pack, billy 5100's in the rear, Custom front Plate bumper, XRC 8500 lb winch, lots of little mods
    how much?
     
  15. Sep 3, 2010 at 8:26 PM
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    Here's my setup :laugh:

    [​IMG]

    works great!;)
     
  16. Sep 3, 2010 at 10:53 PM
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    one like in the picture is well over 12k, maybe even more depending on the maker
     
  17. Sep 3, 2010 at 11:38 PM
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    That one right there with that setup is just over 16k
     
  18. Dec 7, 2010 at 8:57 PM
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    drop in k&n for now. Deckplated. Got rid of the intestinal airpipe and baffleys. Replaced with shiny big pipe of more straightness.
    So how do they pack back up in to the various beds and tops?
    They all look really cool and functional.
    Have done heaps of hiking to campsite.
    Never with a truck.

    So they all just kinda fold back in on themselves and into their various beds,tops or trailers ?

    Obviously interested in camping with the truck.But the idea of it IN or ON vs in tent on ground is very interesting.

    Curious.
    (if theres a thread on them packed up please direct.)
     
  19. Dec 7, 2010 at 9:06 PM
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    nighthawk87

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    I got this Jayco Baja in new condition for $9k (2009 model year)....

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Even better, they resell on these things is easy and I can sell it for like $8 or maybe even $9k still cause I got such a steal that after years of enjoyment if taken care of...I can probably only be out a couple grand.

    Its memories that count though and you can't put a price on that!
     
  20. Dec 7, 2010 at 9:22 PM
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    Im getting there......
    here is my baby.....

    tows perfect with leaf pack
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